Useful Information

These pages provide additional information that we think can help make any trip to France easier.


What to do and what not to do, should the unthinkable happen.

Crit'Air and clean air zones

A number of towns and cities have clean air zones, to help reduce air pollution. Will your car need a sticker to show it is compliant, or will you need to stay away from those urban areas?

Driving in winter

Making sure you have everything you need to stay legal when driving to those skiing resorts...

Itinéraire Bis

The network of alternative routes that was created back in the 1970s, that are designed to alleviate major routes of some of their holiday traffic.

Road classifications

The different types of roads you'll encounter in France.

Roadside services

Rest areas and service areas can be found across the entire motorway network. But what's the difference?

Toll motorways

The inevitable encounter if you're making a long trip cross country. Motorways will save you loads of time, but they're not always free!